Professor Theresa Marteau and her team at the Behaviour and Health Research Unit conducted a Cochrane systematic review producing the most conclusive evidence to date that people consistently consume more food and drink when offered larger-sized portions, packages or tableware than when offered smaller-sized versions. This has informed Public Health England’s report on sugar reduction and continues to influence the debate on tackling obesity. To learn more about this case study of public health policy engagement click here.
This case study is part of the new Public Health: Research into Policy pilot, which seeks to strengthen links between public health researchers at the University and policymakers. The pilot was launched by the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network, and is overseen by asteering group including representatives from the Public Policy SRI and CSaP. Case studies are being added to the website throughout the lifespan of the pilot. For any enquiries related to the pilot, please do contact Lauren Milden, Public Health Policy Coordinator, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the full case study see: http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/public-health-policy/case-studies/impacting-national-debate-obesity/